I am editing a JPG image (of an scanned old photograph) which has many artifacts. I'm mostly using the Clone tool and for safety I save the file every time I make one single change in the image. The problem is, the Export to JPEG dialog box appears whenever I save the file, and it's very annoying because I have to close it a lot of times to continue my work.
Is there a way to disable this dialog box? TIA.
I believe you have the ability t turn off the filter dialog in the first dialog that pops up.
I know for sure I can disable the filter dialog when I export files, but not the dialog that appears when I save files while editing.
I never noticed this but you're correct. I guess it's because I never use JPG files, every time you save them they lose quality.
That's why I prefer to work on bitmaps in .tif format, which doesn't use compression, then convert to jpg if necessary when I've finished.
The image was created by my MFP's scanner, which has only JPEG as output option. Years ago I had TIFF available with another HP software. I tried to install HP Photosmart C4600 All-in-One Printer series Full Feature Software and Driver, but installation failed. I'll try it again.
You don't have to start with a TIF file.
After you have finished editing, you can always export to .JPG if you want that format.
But with TIF I'll have more quality in the image, right? I finally could install the old HP software and can now scan and save as TIFF. Guess the previous installation failed for incompatibility with some Windows 10 version.
Well, sure, the lossy compression of .JPG is in general not going to help you with quality.
I guess my point is that, even if circumstances force you to start with a .JPG file, you aren't obligated - and probably don't want - to keep exporting it to .JPG again, and again, and again during the editing process.
I would go the extra mile and say in the quest for any quality standard the obligation would be to move away front the JPG or any other lossy file format immediately upon importing the file.
David Milisock said:I would go the extra mile and say in the quest for any quality standard the obligation would be to move away front the JPG or any other lossy file format immediately upon importing the file.
Just up the thread a couple of posts, I suggested opening the .JPG, saving as .CPT or .TIF, and continuing from there.
In the first reply posted to the question, I suggested opening the .JPG, saving as .CPT, and keeping it in that format throughout the editing process.
John I took your post to be related only to the technical issue, while my post is related to the technical issue, my concept is related to pure quality as aspect of the format use, for serious quality JPG and lossy compression should be a thing of the past.
An underlying aspect is also the lack of effort to educate users on the effects of file formats, I bet there are only a hand full or maybe less on this forum who know that there are effects created with Photo-PAINT that cannot be done VIA the edit bitmap feature and absolutely require the importation of a CPT file into Draw.
Quality is going to hell in a handbasket, bring on Gimp, Affinity, Inkscape, cell phone images and cloud based editors. When you look at that crap it's like taking your work and placing a 1/4" thick piece of glass on top of it.